Oregon Pioneer Biographies - Bernard Daly, M.D.

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From "History of Central Oregon," published 1906
Biographical Sketches of Lake County, pg. 901

Transcribed by: Sherrain Glenn

Bernard DALY, M.D.

Bernard Daly, M.D., is judge of the county court of Lake County and a prominent physician of Lakeview. His reputation as a practitioner, however, is not confined to his home city, but extends over the entire state of Oregon.

Dr. Daly was born February 17, 1858, in Ireland, and came to America when a boy and it was in the United States that he obtained his excellent education. He was graduated from the Ohio state normal university, and later from the medical department of the University of Louisville, Kentucky. In 1887 he came to Lake county, Oregon, and has successfully practicing medicine here continuously since. A lifelong Democrat, he was elected to the house of representatives of Oregon in June, 1892, and to the state senate on that ticket in 1896, serving four years. During his tenure in office his party was in the minority in the senate and Dr. Daly was one of the Democratic leaders through out his term. In 1900 he was his party's candidate for Congress for the first judicial district, but was defeated in election after running ahead of his ticket by five thousand votes. Though Lake county was a Republican stronghold, Dr. Daly was elected, in 1902, by a flattering majority, to the office of county judge, which office he still holds.

During the past fifteen years he has been a member of the board of trustees of Lakeview high school and has given marked attention to educational affairs in his country in general. He was one of the organizers of the Bank of Lakeview, instituted September 1, 1898, which is recognized as being the strongest bank in the state of Oregon south of Salem, having a paid up capital of ninety thousand dollars and a surplus of sixty-five thousand dollars. Our subject is now president of this bank. He was also one of the organizers and is president of the Lake County Land & Live Stock Company, incorporated, which has a capital of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. He has been president during the past twelve years of the Lake County Agricultural society, instituted for the purpose of encouraging the agricultural and horticultural interests of Lake County.

Dr. Daly is a member of the American Medical Association, and of the Oregon State Medical society, and maintains a high standing among his fellow practitioners throughout his state. He is a successful financier, not only in the management of his personal affairs, but those of the public, and since assuming the office of county judge he has been instrumental in freeing his county from debt without incurring additional burdens upon the taxpayers.


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